Sat. Jan 23rd, 2021

Students, workers protest fuel price hike in Ibadan

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Students, workers, and civil society groups hit the streets of Ibadan,
the Oyo State capital, on Tuesday, to express displeasure at the hike
in the price of petrol as well as the increase of electricity tariff.

The protesters, who carried placards with different inscriptions to
convey their disapproval, while chanting anti-government songs,
gathered at the Awolowo Junction area of the state capital.

The protesters condemned the policies of the regime of the President,
Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), describing the recent
increment in the prices of electricity and fuel as wicked and one that
lacked sound judgment.

The Chairman, Joint Campus Committee of the National Association of
Nigerian Students, Mayowa Opakunle, said that students in the state
totally reject the increases.

Opakunle said, “We are out on the streets to register our grievances
and show our displeasure at the wicked policies and unjust treatment
of Nigerians by the Federal Government.

“We say no to fuel price hike and electricity tariff increment at this
period when many people have lost their jobs, many have not even been
paid salaries for the past six months.

“Prices of food, other goods and services have continued to increase
while salaries are either being slashed into half for so many while
others don’t even get at all.

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